15 Smallest Islands in the World That People Actually Live On

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Some of the smallest Islands in the world are of course uninhabited but, not all of them. This list may not include all of the smallest islands that there are but they are, or have been inhabited at one time or other.

This then, is a list of 15 of the smallest islands in the world, where people have lived:

Bishop Rock

Bishop Rock

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The smallest of 1040 islands located off the western tip of the Scilly Isles, UK a lighthouse now stands. It is believed though that in the 13th century, dangerous criminals were left on the island with just bread and water.

Isola Tiberina

Isola Tiberina

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This island is located in the River Tiber in Rome. Although the island houses an ancient temple and the remnants of basilicas, in the middle ages, it too was a holding place for criminals.

Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha

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Located 1,600 miles from the nearest land, in the South Atlantic Ocean, this is probably the most remote inhabited island in the world. Although there are 242 people that live on the island, they share only 7 surnames.

Dunbar Rock

Dunbar Rock

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It is said that there is buried treasure on this Honduran Island, probably because it was known to be a place where the famous pirate Black Beard would Moore

Toshima

Toshima

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An island located in the Izu Islands of Japan this, one of the smallest inhabited islands has 330 inhabitants.

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